Maria Eliades is a Greek-American writer, award-winning podcast host and producer, journalist, editor, and researcher who lives in Washington, DC after many years abroad. She has lived and traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, the UK, Greece, and Turkey. Her professional experiences include teaching at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey; working on digital PR campaigns for companies like Turkish Airlines; and writing and developing articles, reviews, interviews, and essays for a variety of media outlets.
Maria originally moved to Istanbul in 2009 to follow half her family roots and to research the lives of Greeks in Istanbul during the 1950s. In 2012, she graduated with an MSt in Modern Greek from the University of Oxford. She attended the inaugural Disquiet International Literary Program and has been a writer in residence at the International Writers’ and Translators’ Center in Rhodes, Greece.